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December 16, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the start of a nationwide crackdown, federal authorities Wednesday announced criminal charges against 39 Southern California mortgage loan brokers, real estate professionals, escrow agents and others accused of obtaining more than $110 million worth of fraudulent FHA-insured loans.
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July 8, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge has levied a $200,000 civil fine and imposed numerous restrictions on a loan broker who prosecutors say defrauded hundreds of Southern California residents over the last two decades. Frederick Tucker allegedly conned hundreds of people into believing they were part of a government loan program for low-income home buyers, then charged them up to $3,000 in fees, according to court documents and testimony.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge has levied a $200,000 civil fine and imposed numerous restrictions on a loan broker who prosecutors say defrauded hundreds of Southern California residents over the last two decades. Frederick Tucker allegedly conned hundreds of people into believing they were part of a government loan program for low-income home buyers, then charged them up to $3,000 in fees, according to court documents and testimony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2000 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For much of the past 20 years, state authorities have been investigating Frederick Tucker, expressing open concern about what they say is his habit of defrauding low-income Southern Californians and ruining their credit ratings. Authorities have moved repeatedly against him over the years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2000 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For much of the past 20 years, state authorities have been investigating Frederick Tucker, expressing open concern about what they say is his habit of defrauding low-income Southern Californians and ruining their credit ratings. Authorities have moved repeatedly against him over the years.
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May 31, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trustee's report in the San Francisco bankruptcy of tax processor Hamilton Taft & Co. concludes that owner Connie C. Armstrong Jr. diverted $3 million from Hamilton Taft clients to gain control of Parker Automotive Corp. in Costa Mesa. Hamilton Taft is in bankruptcy proceedings, as are several Armstrong companies in his native Texas. A lawyer for the trustee said Thursday that the trustee, Fredrick Wyle, has been contacted by FBI agents seeking Hamilton Taft financial records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the start of a nationwide crackdown, federal authorities Wednesday announced criminal charges against 39 Southern California mortgage loan brokers, real estate professionals, escrow agents and others accused of obtaining more than $110 million worth of fraudulent FHA-insured loans.
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